Dressed to kill: James Bond inspired knitwear
Posted on October 18 2021
The sartorial icon of the secret service, the character of James Bond has been renowned for his razor-sharp style for decades. And with the release of Daniel Craig's latest Bond role in No Time To Die, we thought we'd reflect on our most Bond-worthy knitwear staples that you should be updating your AW21 wardrobe with.
An officer & a gentleman
Commander Bond's naval background means that he began his career wearing military issue garments made for function over form. The latest movie shows him in military chic with a stylish twist, wearing heavy-weight functional knitwear made for harsh conditions.
Rooted in naval tradition, our Men's Modern Submariner Jumper is based on the original standard issue Royal Navy jumper and would certainly meet Bond's approval, with attention to detail and timeless style. But it's our Men's Chunky British Wool Ribbed Shooting Jumper that will offer you the closest version of Bond's commando look in No Time to Die. An unmistakably British classic with shoulder and elbow patches, this chunky, hardwearing jumper is made from the finest quality 100% British wool. It's also available in heavy-weight cotton.
Or, for those wanting a more minimal look, our 100% British Wool Heavyweight Ribbed Jumper and Cotton Fisherman Rib knit Jumper are great alternatives for Commander Bond's look. Our thick cotton provides the perfect breathable fibre for Autumn days.
Classics for cocktail hour
Bond is known for his sharp tailoring, but when he's not in a tux, we imagine James Bond opting for equally chic, fine knitwear.
We believe our Extra Fine Merino Wool Mock Turtleneck Jumper or Ultra Fine Cotton Mock Turtleneck Jumper (see also our 100% Cotton Narrow Mock Turtleneck) would more than meet the approval of 007's meticulous sartorial standards. We see them as his go-to look for days spent prowling a more urban metropolis, where he isn't required to brave the elements or too harsh conditions.
Slim fitting with beautifully draped fibres, these pieces offer a classic sleek silhouette that can take you from meetings during the day to evening martinis.
Perfect for pairing with a smart jacket and trousers or worn more casually with a pair of jeans, our turtlenecks are elegant wardrobe staples for the discerning gentleman.
Accessories to kill
James Bond is a man who knows that when it comes to completing a look accessories can make the man. Keep his effortless, classic chic with our timeless collection of men’s cashmere.
Warm and luxuriously soft, our Cashmere Woven Scarf looks effortlessly stylish with a suit or thick winter coat. Or for a more casual look, our 100% Cashmere Beanie Hat and Scarf Gift Set, makes the perfect present for a stylish gentleman, with matching gloves also available.
Shop our full collection of James Bond knitwear.
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